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Afraid of the Freshman 15? Don't Be, We're Here To Help.

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jul 2, 2018 3:56:38 PM

The dreaded freshman 15. We've all heard of it, but don't worry, it doesn't have to come for you... what and how you eat are choices you make each and every day and we're here to help you make good ones. Don’t let yourself fall into the trap of poor eating habits when you are in college! While there are many explanations for weight gain, the biggest problem is making poor dietary choices. We are here to help you avoid these pitfalls!

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Topics: tips for college freshmen, The Westfield State Experience, Enhance Your College Experience, Things to Know When Moving In to College, Incoming College Students

Join Us to Celebrate the Urban Education Program's 50th Anniversary

Posted by Kelly Hart on May 14, 2018 3:03:00 PM

It's time to celebrate!

Westfield State University’s Urban Education Program (UEP) is coming up on its fiftieth anniversary, and we want to get this party started by holding our 50th Golden Anniversary celebration at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 17 in the Scanlon Banquet Hall. It might seem like it's a bit early to make the announcement, but this gives us a good opportunity to talk about why the UEP is so vital for our students and the impact on the community.

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Topics: Civic engagement, The Westfield State Experience, Community Impact

What To Do In and Around Westfield State

Posted by Kelly Hart on Mar 29, 2018 11:01:00 AM

Each year, over 6,000 students spend time at Westfield State University. Lucky for them, the campus sits on over 250 acres of pristine New England landscape. There’s also 24 academic and administrative buildings plus 9 residence halls to spend time in. But what if students are looking to spend time off campus? Well, they won’t have to go too far.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, The Westfield State Experience

Tour Westfield's Campus Right From the Comfort of Your Couch!

Posted by Kelly Hart on Sep 7, 2017 12:08:00 PM

It’s that time of year for many high school seniors. There’s just a few short months between you and graduation, and your first year of college. That means it’s time to start looking at potential schools and taking tours of different campuses. But what if there’s a great school on the other side of the country? That can make it a little hard to schedule a tour, right? Wrong. Westfield State now offers an online campus tour so you can check out the grounds and experience Westfield's campus without having to make the trip. Here’s how:

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Topics: Choosing the right college, The Westfield State Experience, Online Virtual Campus Tour

Change the World One Good Deed at a Time - The Peace Corps

Posted by Kelly Hart on Sep 6, 2017 12:48:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to see the world while helping to make a difference? Well, now you can while earning your degree with Westfield State University. The Peace Corps Prep program launches in the Fall 2017 Semester and is helping to promote peace, service and friendship throughout the world.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, The Westfield State Experience, Enhance Your College Experience, Peace Corps Prep Program, How to Make a Difference in College

Welcome To Westfield State University…Now What?

Posted by Kelly Hart on Aug 5, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Fall is almost here and that means a whole new semester, and if you’re a first year student at Westfield State, it means an entirely new beginning. So, other than figuring out where your classes are and how to organize a dorm room, what is the “have to know” advice for incoming students? Read on to find out our top tips straight from campus.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, Getting the most out of your college experience, Civic engagement, First Year, The Westfield State Experience

College Test Drive: Take Your Summer Tour Of The Westfield State Campus

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jun 30, 2017 2:22:00 PM

Summer break is finally here. That means more than just a vacation; it’s a chance to start planning for your future. But what if you’re just starting your college search? Then summer is your perfect time to test out college life with a campus tour. Read on below for our tips to getting the most out of your experience.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, new students, Sending your kids to college, First Year, The Westfield State Experience, Summer Classes

Westfield Celebrates the Dr. Nettie Maria Stevens Science & Innovation Center

Posted by Kelly Hart on May 18, 2017 11:00:00 AM

When it comes to fostering research and technology, Westfield State is committed to staying ahead of the game. Nothing showcases that commitment quite like the brand new Dr. Nettie M. Stevens Science & Innovation Center opening May 5, 2017. Read on for more information about the Center and all of the other ways that Westfield is bringing new ideas to the community.

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Topics: Biology, Choosing the right college, Getting the most out of your college experience, The Westfield State Experience, STEM

A Look At The Westfield State Experience: Year Four

Posted by Kelly Hart on Apr 6, 2017 11:04:00 AM

So, you made it! You’re in the homestretch and graduation is just around the corner. But how do you get there? And once you’re there, what happens next? Read on for our final breakdown of what to expect during and after Year Four of your Westfield State Experiecne.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, Getting the most out of your college experience, The Westfield State Experience, Fourth Year

A Look At The Westfield State Experience: Third Year

Posted by Kelly Hart on Apr 1, 2017 11:03:00 AM

Year three. You’re almost in the home stretch—you’re so close to graduation you can taste it. It can be easy to get complacent during your Third Year at college. You’ve made plenty of friends, connected with faculty and have a plan for the future. But now is not the time for rest. This is the time to make sure you're getting the most out of college! Put everything you’ve learned in the past two years to the test and go beyond any limitations you think you have. Get ready, because Year Three at Westfield State is about to break every boundary you’ve ever set.

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Topics: Getting the most out of your college experience, The Westfield State Experience, Year Three

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